A recent January job report from Indeed illustrated a near +30% increase in demand for data scientists versus last year! Additionally, the demand for data scientists has risen +344% since 2013 -these are exponential growth figures in the form of job postings and they continue to rise. The supply for these roles grew, but at a much slower pace of only +14% suggesting a massive gap between supply and demand. This indicates that the price of talented data analytics and data science talent will increase dramatically in the years to come. Companies would be wise to seek ways to find economies of scale by leveraging companies that specialize in data science as opposed to trying to purchase their own talent from the market directly.